2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon

2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon – 17 June

12 hrs = 300 kms

Over $2,000 was raised for Sarnia’s St. Joseph’s Hospice, by 3 fine gentlemen on their bicycles. In about 12 hours they cycled about 300 kilometres to places that ranged between Sarnia, London, Goderich and many places in between. They not only cycled but also got the money through pledges they obtained by themselves! Supporting them in this endeavor were Maggie Pataki and Dave Howson.

In an associated development, this endeavor was featured by the Supreme office in the monthly magazine “Columbia”. Click on the link below for more details.

http://www.kofc.org/en/columbia/detail/honoring-our-legacy-serving-our-mission.html

 

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Spring Dinner Dance

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Another sold-out partnership event with St. Ben’s and St. Peter’s Councils, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall on Saturday, 29 April 2017, to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Coats for Kids and other KofC charities.

Our Fraternal Advisor Dan Gimpel got the evening off to a good start by welcoming everyone, Father Savel provided further words of welcome and Fr. Vince Gulikers said grace. Our local MP Marilyn Gladu spoke about the Knights in very glowing terms and stressed on the importance of service to the community. Several other priests, deacons, District Deputies and Grand Knights made up for a glittering occasion.

A five course Italian menu was catered by our very own Giresi family – Joanna and Sam. Live musical performances were provided by Cynthia Fay (daughter of our Lecturer Richard) and Stephen Halsey, DJ Kip Cuthbert kept the dancers on their feet, when not otherwise rolling on the floor laughing! Line Dancing by Darlene Landers got the evening off to a great start. The gift basket draw, door prizes, spot prizes and the 50-50 draw kept everyone entertained. It was indeed a very entertaining evening. Thanks to the Giresis, all the volunteers (specially the servers), their families and friends, supporters, advertisers, fellow councilmen, priests, performers, the DJ, the MC and everyone else who might have been forgotten.

25 / 26 March: Recruitment Drive

Thanks to Fr. Vince, the pastoral team, all the Knights and their families and specially to Fraternal Advisor, Dan Gimpel, who helped make this event at Sacred Heart church, a success.

Mar 10: “A Knight’s Break” at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Sarnia

ST PAT'SAs we did last year, Council 1429 partnered with other councils at this annual lunch event on the day before March Break. It has been another way to connect the Knights with the staff and students of the high school. Last year’s proceeds were used to fund the Jim Lathem Awards  to three members of the football team who demonstrated virtue on the field, in the school, throughout the community and even towards their country. This year, with the help of staff and students, we have been successful in raising sufficient funds to continue this tradition. In addition, we have the good fortune to consider ways to recognize other groups of students.

 

2017, Feb 28: PANCAKE TUESDAY at Sacred Heart Parish hall

pancake-sausages

This was a hugely successful partnership event between the Vocations Ministry team and the Knights of Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s churches.

Over 130 persons attended the event to have a last bash at feasting, before the penitential Lenten period.

The proceeds will fund Vocations Ministry activities and Fr. Beneteau’s House of Discernment.